Javier Bardem Gets Emotional About Newborn Son and Penelope Cruz

Celebrity Moms Feb. 16, 2011 AT 10:48AM
Javier Bardem Gets Emotional About Newborn Son and  Penelope Cruz Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage

He's a private guy, but at the February 13 Goya Awards, Javier Bardem gave a public shout-out to Penelope Cruz and their newborn son.

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"I receive it as a warm hug and support from my colleagues, which is most important for an actor," he said while accepting a best actor award for Biutiful. "I dedicate it to my wife and son for awakening my heart and smile every day."

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Before the show, Bardem, 41, and Cruz, 36, who married last year, had kept mum about the January 22 birth of their child, reportedly named Leo Encinas Cruz.

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The Spanish actor may have another chance to thank his family; Bardem, who already has a best supporting actor for 2007's No Country for Old Men, is up for best actor for Biutiful at this year's Academy Awards. The telecast airs February 26 on ABC.

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